Building Careers via Broadgate Connect
Our Broadgate Connect project supports Hackney and Tower Hamlets residents into sustainable employment. Broadgate Connect is delivered in partnership with ELBA and . This month we hear from one of our candidates about her journey into work via ELBA.
“I am happy to have found employment with a company that has transparent career progression.”
As told by Chantel Alleyne from Hackney:
Before I engaged with ELBA I was temping and I wanted to find a full-time position that was either working within customer service or admin. I was getting the odd job here and there but nothing permanent.
My work coach told me about a job fair which was being held at Hackney JCP so I decided to attend to see what was on offer. I walked around the careers fair speaking to exhibitors but didn’t see a role that I was interested in or meet anyone that I felt could help me until I went to the ELBA stall. I was introduced to a member of the team who explained what they did and talked to me about Broadgate Connect and how they could support me into sustainable employment. I was intrigued and decided to leave my details and hoped they would contact me so I could register.
A couple of days later I was contacted by Anthony Lee and invited to register with him at the offices in Finsbury Avenue, Liverpool Street. The meeting went well and was very informative, I felt assured that Anthony would be able to find me a permanent role within the Broadgate campus.
A week later Anthony contacted me about a role working for the Estate managers at Broadgate. I wasn’t confident about being able to secure the role but thought I’ll take a shot and go for the interview as they liked my CV. I attended the interview, which went well but they thought I needed a little more experience. However, Anthony explained that he would continue to support my job search and be in touch with other suitable positions. Sure enough I was contacted about a Receptionist role, based on my customer service experience, and I am now working for Rapport.
I absolutely love my job, I love my team, love working for Broadgate and love the fact that I am working for a company that I can progress with. The Broadgate Connect project is very exciting, and I am so glad that I met Anthony who has given me the opportunity to be part of something so big.
I told Anthony I have friends in need of employment support and I know they would benefit from registering with him because I certainly did, ELBA are great!!!